In response to garytx's comment:
6.) Scott Vellone v. Joe Vellano: The Pats are paper thin at DT. So, these guys have a golden opportunity to earn a roster spot with an impressive performance against the Giants;
To tell you the truth I don't see either one of these guys having an impressive day against the Giants. They just aren't that good. I don't know why more wasn't done on this position in the off season.
RESPONSE: If one or both of these guys get cut, the Pats will need to scour the waiver wire, or make a trade for another DT.
7.) Marquice Cole v. Ras-I Dowling v Tavon Wilson: Does BB continue to pray for Dowling's return to good health? Does BB put Dowling on the PUP list (again), delaying his decision? Wilson has been terrible in the preseason games. But, because he was such a high draft choice, and the fact that it would cost the Pats more to release him than to keep him, we'll likely have to endure him for one more year.
I don't see how Dowling sticks. A major tease. Get rid of the problem. I don't see why they would keep Wilson just because of his draft position. I don't think BB works that way. He wants the best players out there.
RESPONSE: Why would Ras-I stick? Because the Pats have so much invested in him, selecting him with the first pick of the second round, in the 2011 draft. Furthermore, CBs who are over 6'1" tall and fast are a rare commodity. Finally, in his all too rare appearances on the field, Ras-I has demonstrated that he an play. For these reasons, I look for BB to either put him on the PUP list, and bring him back in week 6...or put him on the roster.